Colorado touts leadership in methane rules

Federal rules on emissions tied to the oil and gas industry follows an example set by state regulators in shale-rich Colorado, the state’s governor said. The federal government released new efforts to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, which the Environmental Protection Agency said should help with efforts to cut emissions from the sector by 45 percent of their 2012 levels by 2025. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the EPA measure follows an example set by a state air quality commission that made Colorado the first in the country to regulate its own methane emissions. “In the most important respects, Colorado’s rules appear to be equivalent, if not more […]

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